Second-year pro joined Bengals as a free agent for 2014 and spent the season on practice squad ... Entered NFL in 2013 with Houston ... Listed as a LB by Houston, but moved to DE for Bengals.
Career transactions: Selected by Houston in third round of 2013 NFL Draft (95th overall) ... Signed with Texans on 5-23-13 ... Waived by Texans on 10-21-13 ... Signed to Oakland practice squad on 12-18-13 ... Released from Raiders practice squad on 12-21-13 ... Signed with Cincinnati as a free agent on 4-11-14 ... Waived by Bengals on 8-30-14 ... Signed to Bengals practice squad on 8-31-14.
2014 recap: Played in all four preseason games, with seven tackles, including one sack ... On practice squad for Games 1-16.
Everyone saw it coming, but it still didn’t make it any easier Friday when the Bengals released one of their more versatile players and valued leaders across the defensive front and around the locker room in 11-year veteran Robert Geathers.
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